Set up Cloud Search for third-party repositories
This feature is available with Cloud Search Platform or the G Suite Enterprise edition.
As an administrator, you can let your organization search across third-party repositories, such as databases or file systems. Work with a developer to integrate these repositories with Google Cloud Search.
To start setting up Cloud Search for third-party integration, see the steps below.
Before you begin
- Create user accounts
Each person in your organization who will be using Cloud Search needs their own account to sign in.
- Assign licenses to your users
Each person in your organization who will be using Cloud Search needs their own license. To search third-party repositories, users need a Cloud Search Platform or G Suite Enterprise license.Tip: From the Admin console Home page, go to Billing. Next to the subscription, click Actions Manage Licenses.
- Work with a developer to choose a connector
To search content from a third-party repository, you need a connector that uses Google APIs to integrate the data with Cloud Search. Learn about connectors and what’s involved in choosing a solution at the Cloud Search developers' website.
- Add a data source to search
To store the index for a third-party repository, add a data source in Cloud Search.
- Map user identities
To map third-party usernames to Google Accounts, create an identity source.
- Create a custom search experience
To tailor the search experience for the business needs of your organization, create custom search applications.